The Tide is in...And Tidal Lossless Streaming is Rockin' This Boat
Just signed up and got my mitts on lossless streaming; checked out a few tracks I'm familiar with; damn...it's just like the CD!
From their press release:
Oslo, Norway – October 28, 2014 – TIDAL, the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial, today announced the launch and availability of its service in the U.S. and UK. The ideal service for those who care about quality, TIDAL welcomes music lovers to enjoy its extensive library of 25 million-plus tracks, 75,000 music videos, and curated editorial articles, features and interviews written by experts. Ad free and available now for a monthly subscription of $19.99/£19.99, visit www.tidalhifi.com or download the app from iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.
I don't normally post things like this, but in this case I'm making an exception. I've only had about two hours of listening time and playing with the user interface, but so far I'm fairly impressed. Had to use the Chrome browser for the web player to work. Buffering time seemed fairly short when switching tracks. Haven't had any songs drop out yet, but we'll see what happens when the neighborhood comes back home tonight and everyone fires up Netfix.
Anywho, good stuff so far, check it out here.
Edited to add: Looks like the Chrome web player is the best way to get hi-rez for the moment. Apps on computers won't do 16/44. Android and iDevice apps seem to work well. Make sure you've updated Flash recently.